There’s something rotten in the Fond du Lac area. At least, that’s one possible explanation for the smell that has had residents offering up theories, and pinching their noses, over the past week.
City officials first started fielding calls about the smell last Friday, which has been described as similar to rotten eggs.
Fond du Lac County Crops and Soils Agent Mike Rankin says one possible source may be rotting radishes that many farmers have started using as a cover crop during the winter. He says the smell of decomposing radishes is often mistaken for natural gas.
If radishes or some other cover crop are to blame, Rankin says the smell is temporary and should dissipate as temperatures drop below freezing.
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Landfills and sewage treatment plants are also drawing blame for the smell, although no one has been able to determine a specific source.
Bob Nelson, KFIZ